I approach family photography the way that I want to capture memories of my own family.
I want to remember the specifics of it all, the way my kids laugh, the sleeping bald spot, the pillow feet, and carrot toes, their face when they cry, the first time touching the ocean, and how they grab onto my collar when I hold them. But I also want to remember how it felt.
I want to remember the moments with my daughter playing in the curtains with the afternoon sun shining in.
I want to remember the little kicks inside my pregnant belly, even though they made it so hard to breathe at the end. Older folks are constantly telling me how this is the best time of life and to soak it all up (and sometimes that makes me want to hand them my baby and go take a long nap). Some days, I’m just trying to make it to bedtime. But the images will remind me of the small and bigs joys throughout the day.
This is what I hope to serve families with. Yes, let’s get a photo of you all smiling and looking at the camera. But let’s also get the snuggles, the tiny quirks, and special features that are unique to your children.
Sessions will be as unrushed as possible (I know kids sometimes have other plans). My hope is that your kids will pick up on the calmer energy, rather than something that feels forced.
I’ve written a whole blog post to help you prepare for the session and to know what to expect.
If you’re uncertain if a session with me is a good fit, I’m happy to jump on the phone and talk through what you’re hoping for. You can contact me here.